Twenty-Six Spins #8: U is for Voxel

PrintWe so nearly got a ‘proper’ one there, as the wheel was close to flicking over to the V space. Goodness, that was exciting.

I included voxel – from my understanding, essentially a 3D counterpart to pixel – because I’ve had MagicaVoxel sitting around waiting to be used for some months, and thought this would give me the necessary kick to just make something with it.

Somewhat daunted by the interface and volatile camera, I thought it best to stick to something relatively simple for this first attempt, hence a simple but snaky U form – later supplemented with a maze-esque impression. Fortunately, placing voxels is pretty simple, so it didn’t take too long to complete.

Whilst I can’t personally claim to have been enraptured by MagicaVoxel on first glance, I expect fans of Minecraft and the like will get a lot from it, given time and adequate planning (both of which I forewent). A cursory Google will make its potential obvious. And it’s free!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Phil, the whole isometric aspect does lend itself to snaky, mazy stuff. You should try the software out and have a go yourself – I imagine it’s like Lego if you give it a bit of time!

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      • Jacob said:

        Ha, me too! There’s even a Lego effect which I’m gutted to have missed 😛

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  1. This is awesome… I’d never even heard of that software. Thought of Tetris when I saw this! hehe 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Yeah, some of the things people have made with it are incredibly impressive – I’m not quite at that level yet. You should have a go! Ah, Tetris. I shouldn’t want to think how many hours I sunk into that as a kid, so maybe it’s come through! 😛

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      • It’s all I can do to keep my website running and wield a brush and pen! lol I would be rubbish at these programs. 😊But Tetris… I could kick some butt on that. lol

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks, Sharon – quite the compliment! I imagine this would be brilliant for channelling his style.

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